Monthly Archives: August 2012

Vin and the Dorky Duet

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Vin and the Dorky Duet Authors: Maggie Lyons Cover Illustrator: Suzannah Safi Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1612440910 (paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1-77127-073-1 (eBook) Related website: http://www.museituppublishing.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish … Continue reading

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Discoveries in the Shriver Family Attic: How a Woman and Her Children Dealt with the Battle of Gettysburg

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Discoveries in the Shriver Family Attic: How a Woman and Her Children Dealt with the Battle of Gettysburg Author and Illustrator: Kajsa C. Cook Publisher: White Mane Kids, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-1-57249-398-8 ISBN-10: 1-57249-398-4 Related website: … Continue reading

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Bedtime for Frances

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Bedtime for Frances Author: Russell Hoban  Illustrator: Garth Williams Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, republished in 2001 ISBN-13: 978-0812422047 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 081242204X (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0064434515 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0064434516 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds, 3rd Edition

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds, 3rd Edition Author: Thomas W. Phelan Illustrator: Rex Bohn Publisher: ParentMagic Inc., 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1-889140-60-5 ISBN-10: 1-889140-60-0 Related website: http://www.123Magic.com (publisher) … Continue reading

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Miracle on 34th Street

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Miracle on 34th Street Author: Valentine Davies Cover Illustrator: Shane Rebenschied Publisher: Sandpiper, reprinted in 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0547414423 ISBN-10: 0547414420 Related website: http://www.hmhbooks.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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Spring Rose

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Spring Rose: A Story of Silver Falls Author: Casey Head  Illustrator: Rebecca Carwile Publisher: Silver Falls Publishing, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-9832597-6-3 Related website: http://www.silverfallspublishing.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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Chocolate by Hershey: A Story About Milton S. Hershey

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Chocolate by Hershey: A Story about Milton S. Hershey Author: Betty Burford  Illustrator: Loren Chantland Publisher: Lerner, 1994 ISBN-13: 978-0613683241 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0613683242 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0876146415 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0876146418 (Paperback) Related website: http://www.lernerbooks.com (publisher) Language … Continue reading

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